It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Well, not so much at Briarcliff, but Dr. Arden, Sister Mary Eunice and Sister Jude bring their own twisted holiday cheer to the asylum this year. Instead of a jolly ole St. Nick distributing gifts to the patients, a fabulous Ian McShane portrays a deranged bad Santa named Mr. Lee Emerson, who makes Billy Bob Thorton look like your sweet Aunt Mildred. A flashback shows Emerson, dressed as Santa, slithering from house to house killing families on Christmas Eve. Now at Briarcliff, the serial killer finds his other half in Sister Mary Eunice to create the darkest duo of all. McShane is certainly our favorite part of the episode as the larger than life killer, and he relishes every facet of his evil role. Really it’s all we wanted for Christmas. As Mr. Emerson says himself, “It’s all about the list,” so we broke down a list of some of the most memorable quotes of the evening. Happy holidays!
1. “You know the difference between that Santa Clause and me? He only comes once a year.” — A sexually charged Mr. Emerson to his victims
2. “But then you got out and you found this suit, and it gave you everything you were missing. You had the power, Lee. You can have it again. Who do you want to be? The victim? Or the victor?” – Sister Mary Eunice shows Mr. Emerson a Santa suit, and gives him the opportunity to join her in her bloodthirsty plans. Who knew a Santa suit could imbue so much power?
The cast of Snow White and the Huntsman capped off three days of interviewing, cavorting through castles and baby-delivering with a live-streamed red carpet premiere in London’s Leicester Square. After walking up and down the carpet to sign tons of autographs for fans, Charlize Theron thanked them all for braving the cold weather, without ever once complaining about how she herself felt in her sleeveless, ultra-sheer, black Christian Dior Haute Couture gown. We’re not sure if the lacy silver and black Marchesa number Kristen Stewart wore provided much more warmth, but it very much suited the gothic-fairytale look of the film. Actually, Kristen told reporters that what would surprise viewers is how beautiful the lighter parts of the movie are, and praised director Rupert Sanders for creating “a world I wanted to live in.” What she had to say about her character is basically everything her fans adore about Kristen herself: “Her strength isn’t about her size; her strength is her mind and heart.”
Of course, new dad Chris Hemsworth made an appearance, still joking about how KStew accidentally punched him in the face. Also on hand were Sam Claflin, Ian McShane, Ray Winstone, >Lily Cole, Eddie Marsan, Liberty Ross and Nick Frost.
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Hats off to the casting team in charge of Snow White and the Huntsman, Kristen Stewart‘s next film which is currently in the pre-production stage in London. Chris Hemsworth, Charlize Theron and Sam Clafin are headlining alongside Stewart, but the supporting crew is equally as A-List. Bob Hoskins, Ian McShane, Eddie Izzard and Eddie Marsan (OMG have you seen Sherlock? See Sherlock!) have all signed on board to play dwarfs. Just this weekend it was announced that Hurt Locker actor Sam Spruell and supermodel Lily Cole have also joined the film as Finn, the Queen’s “henchman” and Greta, respectively.
The latest additions to the cast highlight Universal’s impressive job at rounding up talent for the film. Theron is an Oscar winner, Hoskins is Oscar-nominated, Hemsworth is set to be the next big action star, Stewart is arguably the most sought after actress of her generation, Claflin is an adorable newbie with an impressive resume and Izzard is an iconic comedian. Well played, Universal.We hope the star power translates into screen magic for the film, which goes intro production in the fall and will be out in theaters next summer.